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Drone Safety At Center Of New York City Council HearingThe New York City Council is considering new laws covering the use of drones following several reports of close calls between airplanes and the devices in the air.
Bratton Fires Back At City Council For Proposed Police RegulationNew York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is pushing back on a number of City Council measures aimed to change police practices across the city.
City Council Speaker: Report On Exorbitant Pay Raises For Council Members 'Ridiculous'The last raise for council members came in 2006.
Commission To Weigh In On Possible Raise For Mayor, City CouncilmembersMayor Bill de Blasio, City Council members, and other elected city leaders may soon be getting a pay raise.
City Council Considers New Rules For AirbnbThe New York City Council is considering a trio of bills taking on Airbnb.
City Council Green-Lights Modifications For Staten Island Ferris Wheel PlanThe City Council has approved modifications for the giant Ferris wheel planned for Staten Island.
Airbnb Slams Proposed City Council Bill Over Steep FinesWhile Councilman Jumaane Williams conceded the $50,000 maximum fine might be a little steep, he said it wouldn't be levied against the occasional Airbnb user.
New NYC Law Would Mandate Reporting On School Metal DetectorsThe New York City Council is expected to pass a bill requiring the school system to disclose how many students must pass through metal detectors to get to school.
City Council Looks To Crack Down On Synthetic Marijuana With Proposed BillsIt's already illegal in New York, but manufacturers can circumvent the law by changing the mix of chemical additives when certain substances are banned.
Push On For Hearing Loops To Transmit Audio At City MeetingsA bill has been introduced in the New York City Council that would make it easier for those with severe hearing loss to hear.
New Law Requires Automatic Fire Sprinklers In NYC Businesses With AnimalsAll pet shops and facilities that house animals for 24 hours in New York City will now have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers.
City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires' OutbreakThe City Council is expected to vote Thursday on new regulations to force building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers as New York City's outbreak of Legionnaires' continues to spread.
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